Operation Vanguard troops gun down 4 persons in E/R

Operation Vanguard troops gun down 4 persons in E/R

- There are reports of the anti-galamsey task force killing 4 illegal miners in the Eastern region

- So far, the identity of all those shot dead is yet to be made known

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Unconfirmed reports claim that four persons have been killed by the anti-galamsey task force at Kwabeng in the Eastern Region.

Operation Vanguard troops gun down 4 persons in E/R

Operation Vanguard troops gun down 4 persons in E/R

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YEN.com.gh is gathering that the deceased could be linked to an illegal mining ring which met the joint military task force with opposition during a routine raid by the troops.

So far, the identities of these men are yet to be made known as concerns continue to be raised over the brutal actions of the anti galamsey task force deployed by the defense ministry.

Kwabeng district police commander DSP John Yeboah says police cant confirm the culprit. Explains what happend and indicated that investigations are ongoing.

With barely a month since their deployment to various illegal mining pits in the country, there have been reports of mining excavators being burnt by the task force with some other illegal miners firing gunshots at the said soldiers.

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Meanwhile, government says it is resolved to putting a lid on the menace of illegal mining across the country which is feared to have destroyed large stretches of water bodies.

YEN.com.gh is closely following this development and will bring you updates as and when we have them.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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